Faculty Bookwatch Panel Discussion on “Race: A Theological Account”

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries are sponsoring a Faculty Bookwatch panel discussion Feb. 4 on “Race: A Theological Account”  by J. Kameron Carter, associate professor of theology and Black Church studies at Duke Divinity School.

Panelists will be Elizabeth Clark, professor of religion, Department of Religion; Mary McClintock Fulkerson, professor of theology, the Divinity School; Kenneth Surin, professor and chair of the Program in Literature; Maurice Wallace, associate professor of English and African & African American Studies; and Carter.

The discussion will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Perkins Library Rare Book Room, followed by a book sale and reception.

In the book, Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how people function in it and think about themselves. These are the legacies of colonialism and empire, political theories of the state, anthropological theories of the human, and philosophy, from the 18th-century Enlightenment to the present.

Faculty Bookwatch is a series of panel discussions intended to celebrate and encourage scholarly conversations on important recent books by Duke faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences

For more information, call 919-668-1902 or email Christina Chia.